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Another record-setting week in the NFL

Well, football fans, NFL records seem to be dropping like flies this year. Let’s just jump right into the Week 7 action!

The week began with another disappointing performance from Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers, who were pummeled by the Seattle Seahawks 20-3. Russell Wilson was sacked multiple times yet again, but Marshawn Lynch ran for triple-digit yards once again and the Seahawks took a step toward being back in the playoff race.

Tanehill had one of week 7’s record-breaking performances.

Another NFL record was broken in Foxoboro: with a 335-yard game, performance, Tom Brady became the fifth NFL quarterback ever to pass for 55,000 yards. The New England Patriots also came from behind to stay undefeated and beat the New York Jets, whose dropsies and gaffes kept the Pats in the game early in the fourth. The Jets’ final gaffe came after they had recovered an onside kick with 15 seconds left–they threw down the middle with no timeouts, then in their rush to line up and clock it, Brandon Marshall was offsides, resulting in a ten-second runoff. Ouch.

In Miami, Ryan Tannehill started the game 18 for 18 after ending last week with 7 completions in a row last week. This gave him  a record-breaking (yes, again) 25 consecutive completions over the course of two games, aHe threw for four scores in what felt like the first five minutes of the game! His teammate Lamar Miller had a big day too, rushing for 175 yards while adding 61 receiving yards and a touchdown reception. The Miami Dolphins pounded the Houston Texans 44-26, and adding injury to insult, the Texans lost Arian Foster to a non-contact achilles injury. Foster’s been somewhat snakebitten, and lots of folks have their fingers crossed on his behalf.

Meanwhile, the St. Louis RamsTodd Gurley piled up 128 rushing yards, 35 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns for a HUGE day against the Cleveland Browns. And on Sunday night, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers took down the Philadelphia Eagles to go 6-0. That makes five 6-0 teams as of Week 7, which is the farthest into a season that many teams have gone without a loss! Cam is having the kind of total-package breakout year many have waited for him to have, and tight end Greg Olsen continues to be his top target.

The week ended in thrilling fashion, with the Arizona Cardinals stopping a thrilling Baltimore Ravens comeback in the last seconds of the game with a pick in their own end zone! Steve Smith, Sr. had another big receiving game for the Ravens, and Chris Johnson‘s power runs for the Cardinals proved he’s not as old as people say he is! The Ravens are 1-6, but all of their losses have been by 8 points or less…that’s a lotta heartbreak for one football team.

Who are your favorites in each divisional race? Which undefeated team will be the last one to lose its first game? Will the Patriots go 16-0? Is Cam Newton‘s turnaround for real? Hit us up @Brackethead on Twitter and tell us what you think. If you really want to show your stuff and win stuff while you support your team, head to www.gofancheer.com and download the app to Play, Shout and Win!

May the brackets always bust in your favor,

Brackethead & the folks at FanCheer

Stars falling in the NFL

It’s been another exciting week in the NFL, football fans, though not all of the news is good. Let’s start with the positive: yet another record was set by the New England Patriots‘ quarterback Tom Brady. Brady became the fourth member of the 400-touchdown club on Sunday, joining Dan Marino, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning as he hit Danny Amendola in the end zone. The Patriots hammered the Jacksonville Jaguars 51-17, continuing their undefeated start to the season and taking control of the AFC East. In the NFC, the Green Bay Packers remained dominant at home as Aaron Rodgers threw for five scores in a Monday Night Football win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Jamaal Charles rushed for three scores, pleasing his fantasy managers greatly, but the Chiefs were well behind for most of the game before a spirited fourth quarter comeback made the 38-28 final look more respectable.

Tom Brady became the 4th member of the 400-touchdown club.

Elsewhere in the league, the headlines were dominated by injuries to high-profile players. In Pittsburgh, big Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was carted off the field with a scary knee injury. He was diagnosed with a sprained MCL and a bone bruise, both in his left knee, and he’s expected to miss at least four weeks. In Philly and New Orleans, two superstars were out before their games even started: Saints‘ QB Drew Brees was out with a shoulder injury, and Eagles‘ running back DeMarco Murray missed his game with a hamstring injury. The Jets‘ star cornerback Darrelle Revis left their game with a hamstring injury, and a hamstring problem also caused Seattle‘s Marshawn Lynch to leave the game and not return. Davante Adams left the Packers’ game with an aggravation of the tweaked ankle he’s struggling with, and LeSean McCoy reportedly might miss Week 4 with a nagging hamstring injury–yes, really. This seemed to be a particularly bad week for injuries in the NFL, and everyone’s hoping next week won’t be the same.

Which of this week’s rash of injuries will cost their team the most? Who are you counting on to step up in your favorite superstar’s absence? Will Brady and Rodgers stay hot and meet in Super Bowl 50? Hit us up @Brackethead on Twitter and tell us what you think. If you really want to show your stuff and win stuff while you support your team, head to www.gofancheer.com and download the app to Play, Shout and Win!

May the brackets always bust in your favor,

Brackethead & the folks at FanCheer